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Senate Executive Committee discusses campus budgeting in light of ongoing impasse

By Samantha Jones Toal March 1, 2016

The Senate Executive Committee of the Academic Senate met Monday and discussed how the state budget impasse is affecting the University as well as other Illinois universitiesbr. The handling...

Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up after giving his first speech as governor on Monday Jan. 12, 2015 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Rauner says little on higher ed in budget address

By Samantha Jones Toal February 18, 2016

After months of a budget standstill, Gov. Bruce Rauner said he still can’t approve the state budget until it’s balanced.“The truth is, we haven’t had a truly balanced budget in Illinois for decades,”...

University Revenue Diversified, Unlike Chicago State

By Samantha Jones Toal February 11, 2016

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff WriterChicago State University students and faculty protested the lack of a state budget on Monday in downtown Chicago’s Loop.According to the Chicago State Office of Budget...

The University is still standing strong in the midst of hundreds of closures — including universities, government programs and resource centers — due to the state budget impasse. President Obama addressed the Illinois legislature Wednesday stating his disappointment with bipartisan conflicts.

UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill

By Samantha Jones Toal February 10, 2016

Chicago State University students and faculty protested the lack of a state budget Monday in downtown Chicago’s Loop.According to the Chicago State Office of Budget and Resource Planning, the university...

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community joined together in Foellinger Great Hall to celebrate the life of Kent Conrad. Conrad died unexpectedly on Sept. 5.

Remembering Dr. Konrad

By Sarah Nolan November 4, 2014

On the first day of his 2005 trip to Italy with his local community choir, Dr. Kent Conrad performed on the organ in front of a crowded St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  Holly Jordan, a close friend...

The Marching Illini performed during the Bears vs. Packers halftime show at Soldier Field at 3 p.m. on Sunday, followed by a performance at Navy Pier.

Marching Illini performs at Soldier Field

September 29, 2014

The stadium is about the same capacity as Memorial Stadium. It feels familiar too — the fans are all clad in orange and blue. But there’s a big difference. It’s Soldier Field. There’s about 62,000...

Illinois basketball adds walk-on Alex Austin

July 21, 2014

The Illinois men’s basketball roster got a little deeper last week. Alex Austin, a 6-foot-4 guard from Eastern Illinois, announced his intent to transfer to Illinois and join John Groce’s team as a...

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